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Sounds like you are one of those "self appointed experts", as you have inside knowledge on how Apple allocations their software personnel.
"Inside knowledge?" No. But I certainly have been capable of reading the plethora of statements from Jobs and other Apple officials on the issue. All of this is common knowledge, if you know where to look and particularly if you subscribe to and read IT trade publications and white papers.
On 4/12/2007, in a very public statement, Steve Jobs stated, +"However, iPhone contains the most sophisticated software ever shipped on a mobile device, and finishing it on time has not come without a price - we had to borrow some key software engineering and QA resources from our Mac OS X team, and as a result we will not be able to release Leopard at our Worldwide Developers Conference in early June as planned."+
You don't have to be an "expert" to understand that.
All of the statements ITPro just made about Apple's allocation of resources were derived from public statements Steve Jobs and other top executives have made, either in interviews or at the Keynote. It looks like you didn't follow up on the news.
People are just wondering, *with some speculation*, what form these Applications will take. If you do not like it just stop reading.
You just said the magic word.
Speculation, on the other hand, is when you formulate theories about upcoming things without confirmed evidence from the sources to back them up... which is exactly what these "self-appointed experts" end up doing. Speculation is not allowed on these Discussion Boards, not because I said so, but becase you'll get your posts deleted by Apple moderators. No wonder that attention wasn't paid to on the previous thread.
Some will say, "We can't speculate here? No fair! Booo!" ... then go to a rumor blog or fan site and speculate there. This is for technical issues only. (i.e. How do I sync TV Shows? or What do I do if Safari crashes?)
I know I was wrong on the information about their resources, sorry I did not read that information anywhere. I just think this post is pretty harmless with some speculation against the rules. This whole Apple forum is loaded with speculation on Apple's plans and the moderators don't catch it all.
If you think it forum has gotten away from people helping people on technical issue, go to the iPod touch forum. For week people are using it to try to track their orders to complaining about the applications. Until recently, now that the touch is more available only 50% of the post there were about problems.